• Ralph Wilson Foundation donates $7 million in Buffalo area

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has announced $7 million in donations, including $500,000 to Hunter’s Hope.

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a return during a practice session ahead of the Davis Cup Final tennis match between Belgium and Britain, in Ghent, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. The final starts Friday and runs till Sunday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Betting company to sponsor Davis Cup and Fed Cup tennis

    LONDON (AP) — A leading online betting company has become an international sponsor of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup tennis competitions.

  • In this Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is looking forward to the return of predecessor Brett Favre on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 at Lambeau Field. Favre’s name and retired number will be unveiled on the north facade of the stadium at halftime of Green Bay’s game against the Chicago Bears.  (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

    Gambling to feature at New York daily fantasy sports hearing

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is expected to hear different interpretations of how the country’s two biggest daily fantasy sports companies operate at a hearing Wednesday on whether the businesses should be allowed to continue operating in New York.

  • Trader Kenneth Polcari works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Stocks are opening modestly lower, following declines in Europe. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Asian shares lower on jitters over strife in Middle East

    LONDON (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on developments in the Middle East after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane. Trading was light ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.

  • President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Willie Mays during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Washington. Obama is recognizing 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award, including giants of the entertainment industry such as Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, baseball legends Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, and politicians, activists and government innovators. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation’s highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a “Funny Girl.”

  • Thanksgiving flying: tips to survive the travel madness

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re braving the airports this Thanksgiving, you won’t be alone.

  • In this July 30, 2014, file photo, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The Paris terrorist attacks have renewed the debate between law-enforcement officials and privacy advocates over whether there should be limits to encryption technology. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    Why government and tech can’t agree about encryption

    NEW YORK (AP) — Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn’t totally comfortable with that, because it’s also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.

  • In this May 17, 2015, file photo, Ed Carpenter hits the wall in the second turn during practice before qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. IndyCar is taking steps to reduce crash debris and improve safety. The open-wheel series announced Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 that it will tether aerodynamic components beginning in 2015. The high-tensile Zylon tethers are expected to minimize the possibility of debris during accidents. (AP Photo/Greg Huey, File)

    IndyCar adds additional tethers to improve safety in 2016

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three months after Justin Wilson’s death at Pocono Raceway, IndyCar is taking steps to reduce crash debris and improve safety.

  • Roberton Williams of the Tax Policy Center, poses for a photo in his office at his home in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. Williams’ plan was to retire on his government pension and take a part-time job to make up the difference in salary. It didn’t quite work out that way. Williams, 68, did retire but then started another full-time job with the Tax Policy Center. "The plan was to work full time just until I got my feet wet," Williams said. "But, I ended up working full time for the next nine years." He’s far from an aberration. Many aging baby boomers are caught between a desire to work less and a labor market that just isn’t ready to let them go.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Older workers seeking options for reducing hours on the job

    Roberton Williams’ plan was to retire on his government pension and take a part-time job to make up the difference in salary. It didn’t quite work out that way.

  • This photo provided by courtesy of HBO shows, Michiel Huisman, from left, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Iain Glen, in a scene from "Game of Thrones," season 5.  TV fans want gifts that recognize their passion, like a "Game of Thrones" wax seal coaster set.  (Nick Wall/HBO via AP)

    There’s a holiday gift to make every TV fan happy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pity TV fans back in the day, eager to buy really cool merchandise tie-ins to their favorite series but victims of bad timing.